By Atlanta D
Mariah’s mom plumps up Mariah’s ego, and I laugh that they discuss the behavior of the nanny at the party. How do they NOT see her in themselves? They’ve created a scene or two at parties, as well. Her mom still gives me the icks, and I feel horrible about admitting that, and the scenes interpose with Heavenly and Quad discussing the party between themselves. It’s apparent that all are on different wavelengths, that’s for sure!
Dr. Contessa and the nanny discuss the party and Contessa brings up Miss Renee’s behavior. It’s apparent that she is uncomfortable with the image her nanny presented at Mariah’s party, and that drives her to come up with her own idea of a 90’s party as a do-over. Every idea Contessa comes up with, Miss Renee shoots down but Contessa doesn’t know how to tell her that the party is an effort to make up for her nanny’s outrageous behavior while at Mariah’s! I think it is sort of sweet that she cared enough to bring her as her surrogate Mom after losing her own. It’s not something any of the other ladies would do.
Curtis arrives at Jackie’s for their first sit down meeting since the affair became public. She feels strong enough to talk about it now, and to move forward. I swear that I hurt for this woman, and I don’t even know her. I want to scream at Curtis for her and ask how he could love her and yet still cheat on her?! She handles it a lot more graciously than I would have. Curtis has apparently sent her presents daily to let her know that he thinks of her every day. (Did that include while he was with the other woman? That must have been awkward.) Jackie agrees for them to simply start spending time with each other at the house, and get to know each other again. She isn’t ready to go out and face the world together yet, and I can’t blame her. I can’t imagine feeling such pain and having it in the press. Thank God I’m not on a reality show, nor famous, and can hold my pain privately, dwell on it for the next ten years while sticking pins into my voodoo dolls heart and pretend it is happening to my unfaithful partner.
Quad’s friend Emily comes for lunch, and a discussion about Quad’s marriage arises with the inevitable mention of the lack of appreciation. I find it interesting that in Quad and Dr. G’s talking heads, they both claim to be feeling that same lack of appreciation from their partner. I do seriously have to question the lack of insight/communication exhibited by Dr. G. I mean, I can understand it from Quad, but Dr. G is a licensed psychiatrist! Shouldn’t he understand these things, and know how to approach them? I think I read something about him sending out a group text notifying people that their wedding was off for a bit, so maybe not. The lack of insight is disturbing, and I think I will take him off of my potential therapist list. I can screw up my life just fine on my own, thank you very much!
Simone comes over to see Jackie, and they discuss Curtis. Simone says something that I still find disturbing: “Jackie owes it to her marriage, she owes it to herself, and she owes it to Curtis to give this marriage some thought.” Oh HELL no. She gave it a chance, she doesn’t owe anyone anything, let’s get that straight! He left the marriage and stepped out, not her.
It’s the day of the party, and Miss Renee is already creating a problem. Contessa asks her to feed the children, and Miss Renee cops an attitude, and goes so far as to tell Contessa, “Fire me, I don’t care,” and storms off. Maybe having such a close relationship with an employee isn’t a good thing?
Everyone begins arriving to the 90’s party, and Heavenly is already offended to see Mariah arrive.Contessa has the tequila ready, and I am cringing–tequila can help things get ugly pretty darned quick! (These women are making me feel old with all of their reminiscing about the 90’s. I feel the same way about the 80’s, bad hair, leg warmers and all.) Quad arrives, and Mariah and she exchange a terse hello. Heavenly’s giving people some serious mean eyes–is she drinking tequila? I can’t tell.. Simone and Cecil take Dr. Heavenly and Dr. Damon aside and question why Heavenly seems to have a different attitude towards Simone since they came back from New Orleans. Heavenly feels that Simone implied that Heavenly did not walk with Christ. Were husbands really needed for this conversation? Everyone in the conversation hugs it out.
Mariah is off in a corner talking with Simone and disparaging Contessa. Simone broaches the topic of the award that Mariah gave to Toya at her party, and this party takes off with a bang! It’s Mariah against all comers!
Simone exhibits less than her usual tact (didn’t I say something about tequila and its effects on people?) and claims that the award was for Toya, but the message was for Heavenly. She will have to explain that one to me. Yes, i think the award was an opportunity to cast shade, but on Heavenly? Really? Simone claimed that was how Jackie took it, and Jackie grimaces. Quad takes the opportunity to shut Mariah down while asking Heavenly if that was how she took it, and Heavenly starts right in. Heavenly must be drinking, and someone should tell her that she has devil eyes right now for all of her talk about walking with Christ! Mariah attempts to state her viewpoint, and Heavenly mentions her mother. Did Heavenly really just say, “Yo mama?” Wow. Mariah tells Dr. Damon to get his wife. It becomes an all around shout fest. Dr. Cecil blames it on the tequila–I’m with him. Tequila+messy women=trouble. Contessa is sitting there in stunned silence wondering how World War 3 has erupted from her simple gesture. Her nanny’s behavior should have been a clue that this party wasn’t going to go as planned! Mariah is so angry at what is being said by Heavenly that she jumps up from the couch, ready to fight, even as the men sit there shaking their heads in stunned disbelief. Poor Contessa is forced to insert herself in between the women before they make physical contact.
This at least was one of the most interesting episodes of the season but unfortunately, it is left “to be continued….”